Yep, that's it. Eight seats and good range with crew and four pacs. I can leave off a bit of fuel and have a 1,200 pound payload.
The KA is great and does burn jet-A, but on trips, faster, higher, and better range would be nice. Don't know where I'm headed, but this seems to be a step in the right direction.
Well all I can say is if you can pull this off, your nieces are gonna swoon and Uncle Dave is gonna be the Ace of the Base...